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Inslee announces nine appointees to state Women’s Commission

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointments of nine women to serve on Washington’s new Women’s Commission. Michelle Gonzalez was named commission director last month. The commission...Read More

Mayor Durkan signs Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

 The law, which goes into effect in July 2019, aims to protect the roughly 33,000 domestic and household workers in the city, many of whom...Read More

Ferguson files 31st lawsuit against Trump Administration, defending Affordable Care Act

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued the following statement regarding his latest lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act. The...Read More

Washington lawmakers weigh in on Trump’s $12 billion farm aid

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to provide $12 billion in emergency aid to help farmers impacted by President Trump’s agricultural...Read More

U.S. Dept. of Labor awards $5 mill grant to WA to aid in workforce-related opioid recovery

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded a nearly $5 million grant to Washington State to help address workforce-related impacts of the opioid crisis....Read More

Spurred by citizenship question, preparations for 2020 census begin earlier than ever before in King County

Back in March, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire. A citizenship question has not...Read More

A round-up of recent local gun safety efforts

While Seattle's safe storage ordinance is under challenge from the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) based on state law preemption,...Read More

NRA, SAF file lawsuit against City of Seattle over gun safety ordinance

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), the National Rifle Association (NRA), and two Seattle residents have filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle over its...Read More

#SeaHomeless story round up

Thursday marked the third annual #SeaHomeless day of media coverage on homelessness in Seattle. Outlets like Crosscut, the Seattle Times, SeattlePI.com, and KUOW joined together...Read More

Court speeds up family separation lawsuit

U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman today granted Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to fast-track the multistate lawsuit filed last month against the Trump...Read More